AARP and Microsoft launched today "AARP Health Record,: a security-enhanced online service designed to help people over 50 manage and improve their health. "This new free tool enables users to enter, store and edit their personal health information in a central location and to share it selectively with caregivers, family members, doctors and other healthcare providers," Microsoft posted.
"By storing all of their health information in one location, members can partner more effectively with their doctors and other healthcare providers, be better prepared for emergencies and reduce wasteful and redundant paperwork."
"AARP Health Record connects to Microsoft HealthVault, a privacy- and security-enhanced online platform that enables individuals to compile and store personal health information from multiple sources in a single location, and to create additional profiles for their spouse, children, aging parents or anyone whose health they need to monitor or help manage," Microsoft notes.
"HealthVault account holders can select among hundreds of connected health and wellness applications to monitor chronic conditions and share data with their doctors, or track progress against wellness or fitness goals. For example, AARP members will be able to import prescription history from a HealthVault-connected pharmacy -- like CVS Caremark or Walgreens -- into their AARP Health Record, or choose to enter prescriptions manually," explains the Redmond company.
Also, Kaspersky Lab, headquartered in Russia, announced it is migrating to Microsoft's products to increase efficiency of its IT operations. "We have been using Microsoft technologies for many years and are very pleased with the results," said Andrey Tikhonov, IT director, Kaspersky Lab.
With Microsoft, Kaspersky Lab has been able to achieve the following:
- Kaspersky Lab deployed a private cloud solution based on Windows Server 2008 R2 with Hyper-V and Microsoft System Center management solutions.
- Kaspersky Lab successfully implemented a customer relationship management system based on Microsoft Dynamics CRM. The project management system based on Project 2010 was also developed.
- Chose Exchange 2010 and Lync 2010 to build effective collaboration and to organize corporate audio- and videoconferences.
- Business intelligence systems based on SQL Server 2008 were rolled out in Kaspersky Lab to provide operations with raw data and to use embedded analytics.
- Kaspersky Lab uses System Center to manage infrastructure. The use of Microsoft System Center allowed Kaspersky not only to automate routine operations, but also to bring them to a higher level, making them easier to control. The rich selection of management packs available for System Center added great value.
- Migrating to Enterprise Desktop extended licenses, including Windows 7 and Office 2010, has standardized workflow. Visual Studio 2010 and Team Foundation Server 2010 are planned to be used for software development, and the company's TechNet Subscription Professional will be extended. IntelliTrace, a feature of Visual Studio 2010, significantly simplified development and testing processes under the pressure of fast-changing requirements.